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Turmeric May Be the Answer to Osteosarcoma Treatment

Susmita Bose | Via Specialty Pharmacy Times | July 4, 2019

A new drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, successfully inhibited bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells, according to a study by the Washington State University. The work could lead to better post-operative treatments for patients with osteosarcoma.

As young patients with bone cancer are often treated with high doses of chemotherapy before and after surgery, the study researchers wanted to develop gentler treatment options. Turmeric has been used as medicine for centuries, and its active ingredient, curcumin, has been shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and bone-building capabilities… Continue reading.

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